Put an end to the friction

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THE “international community” – a fiction coined by Tony Blair – seeks authority in the Gaza conflict.

“Community” was the latest English, educational panacea in the 1970s.

I tired of attending seminars and weekend conferences where ephemeral specialists sought to impose the definition from which they made (not earned) a living.

There are those of us who are nostalgic for the Empire to which they travelled and who still feel “Commonwealth”.

But how many of the teeming millions of every nation perceive they belong to anything other than their own village, town or region?

There is no such thing as the international community. The nearest thing is the United Nations.

Let’s have an end to the pretence that deceived us into Iraq.

Jack Brown

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